When dealing with employment retaliation, harassment, or discrimination, it’s important to have an experienced employment lawyer in Jacksonville, FL on your side. Our attorneys have handled thousands of labor law and workplace violation cases in Florida and are committed to fighting for employee rights in the workplace.
Employment Retaliation & Discrimination in Jacksonville, FL
In Florida, it is illegal for an employee to be fired for reporting workplace violations or for engaging in activities protected by law. Furthermore, an employee cannot be fired, harassed or retaliated against in any way for exercising their workplace rights.
Examples of Workplace Discrimination & Retaliation
- Denied employment due to race, gender, age or disability
- Fired from your job for blowing the whistle on unfair labor practices
- Passed up for a promotion for being pregnant
- Terminated for filing for workers’ compensation
Has this happened to you or someone you know? Our labor law attorneys are experienced in representing workplace retaliation and discrimination cases and can provide the knowledge and consultation needed to help build your case.
Wage Disputes in Florida
In the State of Florida, qualified employees, by law, should be paid time-and-a-half for every hour over 40 hours in a work week. To save on payroll expenses, some employers avoid paying overtime by misclassifying their employees.
Misclassification is also used to avoid paying the Florida minimum wage, currently $8.25 per hour (2018). Often, employees are not aware that they are misclassified. Therefore, it goes unnoticed, and employers can get away with it.
If you believe this has happened to you, an employment lawyer can help you assess the situation and determine if you have a case.
Our Employment Law Practice Areas in Jacksonville, FL
Our team of employment lawyers in Jacksonville, FL have over 30 years of employment law experience. To ensure employees in Florida are protected from workplace violations, we offer a wide-range of practice areas.
- Unpaid Wages and Overtime
- FMLA Violations
- Wrongful Termination
- Hostile Work Environment
- Workplace Retaliation
- Employment Contracts
- Fair Credit Reporting Act Violations
- Florida Unemployment Compensation Violations
- Florida COBRA Insurance Violations
- EEOC Mediation
- Government Investigations
To learn more about the services we provide, visit our full list of Practice Areas.
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Jacksonville, FL Office
By Appointment Only
Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A.
50 N. Laura Street, Suite 2500
Jacksonville, FL 32202